File Name Palmer1926
Call Number DA 670 L1 P22 1926
Title Things seen at the English lakes: a Description of the Entrancing Scenery of the Lake Country, its Fells, Waterfalls, & Mountain Peaks, by William Palmer, formerly editor of "The Fell and Rock Journal." With Illustrations and Maps.
Short Title Things Seen at the English Lakes.
Series Title The "Things Seen" Series
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Imprint London Steely, Service & Co. Limited 196 Shaftesbury Avenue 1926
Edition 1
Publication Date 1926
Volumes 1
Pages 162
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 2 p. l., 7-154, [1] p. incl. double map. front., plates. 15 cm. Errata slip inserted.
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Bibliographic Notes Contents from SFU Lib Cat: Buttermere -- Scale Force -- Screes Wastwater -- Frair's Crag Derwentwater -- Newby Bridge -- Grasmere Church -- Lodore Falls -- Bowder Stone -- Island Grassmere [sic] -- Needle Rock Great Gable -- Crummock Water -- Striding Edge & Red Tarn.
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Things Seen at the English Lakes is a compact volume containing descriptions of notable scenes in the English Lake District. Lakes, valleys, mountains, streams and towns are represented in thirty-two black-and-white photographs. Palmer pays tribute to the region’s cultural heritage, citing lines of Wordsworth’s poetry, describing traditional ceremonies and festivals like the “rush-bearing” (32-3), relaying folklore and local history, and describing local sporting events. An avid climber, Palmer introduces the sport to the reader and explains the role of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club in securing 3000 acres of land for the Lake District National Park (125). Descriptions of other popular leisure activities follow, including hunting, wrestling, angling, and fell-running. Complete with maps, directions, and hotel recommendations, Things Seen would have made an excellent guide for visitors, but there is plenty in the volume to interest historians and outdoor-sports enthusiasts, as well. Several pages of advertisements from the publisher appear at the back of the volume. The SFU LDC copy is in pristine condition, bound in blue cloth.

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Plate Count 31
Map Count 2
Illustrations Black and White Only
Photographs Black and White Only
Tables Yes
Binding Colour Blue
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